"The man who seeks freedom for anything but freedom's self is made to be a slave."
Alexis de Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian
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Congress exempting themselves from the tyranny passed on their subjects comes to mind.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    This nation has far too many pampered slaves.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    Here's a slogan appropriate for the US Congress. " What ,me worry, I have my own health care, not Obama care."
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Mike, it said man not congress that's another argument - really!!!!!!!! Justin and Jim ego is on top priority here... Sorry Alexis, I'll try and make a sensible comment one that stays on the subject matter: in other words; he who seeks freedom for reasons other than freedom itself are doomed to be slaves?
     -- RBESRQ     
    RBESRQ, reforming a quote into a question while eroneously changing its text adds nothing to the discussion. Please try to leave the leftist toolbox at home.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    As to my original post, allow me to clarifty if I can. Leftists who have never had an original thought, and blindly follow the collective are by definition slaves, pampered bodily and starved intellectually. The only labor required of these slaves is the occasional bus ride to the nearest poll to blindly cast a vote for whichever leftist politician promises to increase their "freedom", which they interpret to be their ability to confiscate the labor of the productive for their own comfort. A similar arguement can be made for the slaves of the right, religious zealots who brainlessly vote for republicans who would trade away their liberty for the "freedom" to pass morality laws. Both groups have traded away their freedom of mind, and as such are fit only for slavery.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    Robert, thank you for pointing that out. My reference was to the borg mentality of the statist theocracy's individual patrons (individually and in concert)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    This is what happens when one confuses Liberty with Power.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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